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October Art Gallery Listings in Windsor Essex

Tuesday, October 1 to Thursday, October 31


October 19, 2019 – January 26, 2020
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut – Nunatsiavut produces art that is distinct within the world of Canadian and circumpolar Inuit art.  Inuit artists and craftspeople from Nunatsiavut have traditionally used stone and wood for carving; fur, hide, and sealskin for wearable art; and saltwater seagrass for basketry, as well as wool, metal, cloth, beads and paper. In recent decades, they have produced work in a variety of contemporary art media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, and ceramics, while also working with traditional materials in new and unexpected ways. SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut is the first major exhibition on the art of the Labrador Inuit.

Northern Narratives: Cape Dorset Prints – This exhibition includes print images from 17 Inuit artists published by the Kinngait Studios Cape Dorset during the late 1950s and into the 1970s. This project focuses on stories of traditional Inuit life exploring themes of hunting, travel, wildlife and the spiritual power of Canada’s North.

60th Anniversary: West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative – The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established in 1959 in Cape Dorset. The first annual Cape Dorset print collection was released the same year, containing images produced by Inuit artists in the region. This exhibition includes prints and a selection of catalogues documenting the Annual Graphics Collections produced since 1959 by the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative’s Kinngait studio in Cape Dorset.

Recent Acquisitions – This exhibition features a selection of historical, modern and contemporary art showcasing key areas in which the collection has been developed. Recent collecting areas include art by artists of Anishnaabe and Inuit ancestry, and art from the Windsor-Essex region and western Canada.

Opening Reception for Fall/Winter Exhibits – Friday October 18, 7 – 10 pm

October 3, 2019
First Thursdays – Enjoy extended gallery hours through 9 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Remembering Through Art for Persons with Dementia & Their Care Partners – AGW offers informal guided tours of the Gallery’s Canadian Art collection. This program offers a calming and relaxing opportunity to engage with artworks that support processes of remembering and storytelling for Alzheimer clients and their care partners.
11 am – 12 pm; Call AGW to register

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Orientation – Join AGW Executive Director Dr. Catharine Mastin for an introduction to this opportunity for artists to apply for grants to support their upcoming exhibitions.
6 – 8:30 pm; Admission is pay-what-you-can

Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection at 75 Years – Includes many of your favorite works and those which have truly defined the Gallery’s collection as high quality. Notably enriched in this exhibition is the Gallery’s continuing commitment to Indigenous histories.

Wed – Sun 11 am – 5 pm; $10 Adult, $5 Youth (ages 6 – 17), $5 Student (with valid ID)
519-977-0013, Art Gallery of Windsor
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor


October 1 – 5, 2019
Consciousness Through Elements – Nora Harvey’s ‘Consciousness Through Elements’ Art Show represents a collective way of living one’s life that is influenced and determined by all the surrounding elements, by observing and studying the lower elements one can reach to a higher collective consciousness where love is what it is – ergo, finding peace. These paintings will reflect on singular elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, Void, Consciousness – provoking thoughts and feelings as we observe and connect with them.
Closing Reception – Saturday October 5, 7 – 11 pm

October 14 – 19, 2019
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE – DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is this year’s theme in the Emerge Series now in it’s fifth year! Showcasing Victoria Strehlau’s art portfolio focusing on the weird, quirky and mysterious, and just in time to get you in the mood for Halloween!
Opening Reception – Monday October 14, 5 – 9 pm

Tues, Thurs, Fri 1 – 5 pm, Wed 1 – 7 pm
519-252-2787, ArtSpeak Gallery
ArtSpeak Gallery – 1942 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor


October 3 – 14, 2019
Dean Carson: Representations & Appropriations – Dean Carson will be exhibiting recent paintings.
Cheese and Wine Reception – Saturday October 5, 7 – 10 pm

Tues – Sat 10 am – 5 pm
519-252-6380, Common Ground Art Gallery
Common Ground Art Gallery (at Mackenzie Hall) – 3277 Sandwich St., Windsor


September 26 – October 20, 2019
Excellence in Focus: Nancy Bauer and Linda Monin – Nancy graduated as a Fine Art Major from the University of Guelph in 1977 and practiced as a registered nurse until 2013 when she became a full-time visual artist. She is equally comfortable in watercolours and acrylics. Over the past 5 years, Nancy has become well known locally for her exquisite wildlife paintings and photography as well as her still-life & portrait pieces. Growing up in Ottawa in the sixties, Linda appreciated the special and everyday moments in her life. While studying drawing, watercolour and oil painting, she rediscovered the heartfelt joy of earlier memories; these feelings inspired her to explore this unique concept of transforming photographs into beautiful watercolour-like life portraits connecting us to the moments and the memories.
Opening Reception – Sunday September 29, 1 – 4 pm

October 24 – November 10, 2019
Annual Members Exhibit – The 10th annual exhibit showcases the art of the members of the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts.
Closing Reception – Sunday November 10, 2 – 4 pm

Thurs – Sun 11 am – 5 pm; Free Entry, Donations Appreciated
519-736-2826, Gibson Gallery
Gibson Gallery – 140 Richmond St., Amherstburg


September 24 – October 19, 2019
HALF CENTURY CLUB: Young at H’Art Art – The Half Century Club Art Group began with a single teacher, inspiring beginners in the 1970s. Faithful to this mission, they are now 20+ members strong. Blossoming artists/artisans explore various art mediums, from coloring books to fine art oils.
Opening Reception – Friday October 4, 3 – 5 pm

WE COME IN PIECES: Remix Collective – A collective of Canadian artists formed because their work is outside of the mainstream art culture and shares elements with Outsider Art. Work features the use of recycled materials, the emphasis on Collage and Assemblage, and the freedom to do any type of work the artists choose.
Opening Reception – Friday October 4, 4 – 9 pm

BREAKING BARRIERS – The Breaking Barriers exhibition’s focus is to create an understanding of lived experiences. The exhibition seeks to highlight resilience and resourcefulness in coping with barriers. A barrier can be anything that one must overcome to reach a goal, even if the goal is simply to survive. Breaking Barriers is an exhibition for creative expression that empowers, builds awareness, and facilitates partnerships and collaborations.
Opening Reception – Friday October 4, 4 – 9 pm

FOREST & TREES: Dorit Girash
Opening Reception – Friday October 4, 4 – 9 pm

Tues & Wed 10 am – 4:30 pm, Thurs & Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat & Sun 12 – 5 pm: Free Entry, Donations Appreciated
519-326-2711, Leamington Arts Centre
Leamington Arts Centre – 72 Talbot St. W., Leamington